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Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)

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Year of birth1840
Year of death1893
NationalityRussia
PeriodRomantic

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List of works
Serenade for strings in C major, Op.48Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy OvertureSymphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71aSuite no. 3 in G major, for orchestra, Op.55String Quartet no. 1 in D major, "Andante Cantabile," Op.1116 Songs for children: Legend or The Crown of Roses, Op.54 no.5Swan Lake, Op. 20Iolanta, Op.69Les Saisons (The Seasons) for piano, Op.37a or Op.37bPiano Trio in A minor, "In memory of a Great Artist" Op.50The Nutcracker, Op.71Deux morceaux for piano, Op.10Queen of Spades, The (Pique-Dame), Op.68Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58Capriccio Italien in A major, Op.45String Quartet no. 2 in F major, Op.22Piano Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.44The Snow Maiden, incidental music, Op.12Symphony no. 3 in D major "Polish", Op.251812 Festival overture in E flat major, Op.49The Voyevoda in A minor, Symphonic ballad, Op.78Symphony no. 2 in C minor "Little Russian", Op.17The Tempest, Symphonic Fantasia in F minor, Op.18Symphony no. 1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams", Op.13Scherzo à la Russe (Capriccio) in B flat major, Op.1 no.1String Sextet "Souvenir de Florence" in D major, Op.70Dumka - Russian rustic scene in C minor for piano, Op.59Francesca da Rimini, Symphonic Fantasia in E minor, Op.32Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, for cello and orchestra, Op.62Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Méditation in D minor for violin and piano, Op.42 no.1Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Mélodie in E flat major for violin and piano, Op.42 no.3Six Morceaux for piano, Op.19Eugene Onegin, Op.24Hamlet, Fantasy Overture in F minor, Op.67Slavonic March in B flat minor "Marche Slave", Op. 31Eugene Onegin: PolonaiseEugene Onegin: WaltzRomanceWhy? Op.6 no.5Anna KareninaSwan Lake: suiteThe Nutcracker: Concert Suite for solo pianoCradle song, Op.16 no.1Eugene Onegin: Letter Scene (Vi mnye pisali)DiamondsThe Nutcracker: Act IISleeping Beauty: waltzSleeping Beauty: SuiteNutcracker Suite: excerptsMazeppaSleeping Beauty: Rose adagioNocturne for cello and orchestra, Op.19 no.4The Cherubic HymnThe Enchantress (Чародейка)Nutcracker, TheSleeping Beauty, TheSwan LakeOneginBlack Swan Pas de DeuxRomeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)The Queen of Spades: Ya vas lyublyuPiano sonata no.1 in G major, Op.37Manfred